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Sep 11, 2009 7:00pm EDT
with this anniversary and the deep sense of loss that probably will never go away. ron allen, nbc news, new york. >and then there's the place where the al qaeda attack ariginated, afghanistan. ated, le later on inhis broadcast, a growing number of t, ations and doubts about sending more u.s. combat troops into that cotry. >>> and mewhat uelievably unday on wall streetnot r fr ground zerot all, theow fr nduss indurial closeat nmoalheam emombxanut e ct ier i did eight years ago the day re the 91 tas. remeer, that was the day dayse the exchange was shut errorior several days following e terrorist attack. >> lth now we move on to health care reform, as negotiators on capitol hill try to settle their dierences ov severalssues. the one that was front and center today was the one raise by congressman joe wilson, the by soutcarolina republican whose heckling of the presidt om the house floor continues to reverberate. correspondent kelly o'donnell has r report from capitol hill. >> iant to take this moment to speato you directly. >> reporter: a muccalmer joe wilson today, but after shouting down the president
Sep 11, 2009 6:30pm EDT
of service. across america on this national day of service. nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we are a much different country today than we were in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. while we are still fighting two wars launched in its immediate aftermath, and while, thankfully, we have remained safe, we respect as skittish as we were right after 9/11. that is, until something happens, like it did today. during the 9/11 memorial in washington, an urgent story broke on television about an incident on the potomac river not far from where the president was, at the pentagon. outbound flights were halted at washington's airport, and tensions were high, until we learned it was a false alarm. the day went on from there. sad memorials here in new york, washington, pennsylvania and elsewhere, many of them in a soaking rain. but the tone was set. our justice correspondent, pete williams, starts us off from the banks of the boat tomy knick washington tonight. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian this is memorial bridge over the boat tomyic. and as t
Sep 12, 2009 6:30pm EDT
today saying it's still not known what happened to her, a police source in new harch has told nbc news that bloody clothes and other evidence were recovered today at the building where annie le was last seen. evidence that points to the strong possibility of foul play. the search for evidence and witnesses has been intense. the fbi working with dozens of cities, state, and yale university police to determine what kind of missing persons case they have been probing. foul play or just cold feet? in a press conference late today, caution. >> we are not in a position today to conclude whether this is a missing persons case or whether criminality is involved. >> reporter: but also a reference to new lly discovered evidence. >> all i will say is that items that could potentially be evidence have been seized. none have yet been associated with annie le. the items seized are being examined to determine if there's any association to annie le. >> reporter: 24-year-old med school student annie le was last seen at 10:00 a.m. last tuesday when a surveillance camera recorded her entering this office
Sep 4, 2009 6:30pm EDT
, absolutely. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, on this eve of the labor day weekend, the traditional last blast of summers, most americans hoping to get away or at least dial back a bit over the next three days. yet fewer and fewer people can afford to do that. labor is the lead story because the situation on that front just got worse. over 200,000 jobs were lost in the month of august. the unemployment rate at 9.7%. that's the highest in 26 years in this country. now, the so-called real unemployment rate that includes those who have given up looking for full time work is almost 17%, more accurately. trish regan is here to explain what the numbers mean. >> reporter: it is dizzying. it's tough. it's now the hardest its been in three day care cads to find a job. it doesn't matter what sector you work in. health care and education didn't get hit. if you look across the country, there are few states in which to hide. about 15 states and the district of columbia have unemployment rates in the double digits. michigan leads the way, 15%
Sep 26, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: he remains in a new york city jail cell awaiting a court appearance tuesday. jeff rossen, nbc news, new york. >>> in pakistan, two separate suicide car bombings have killed at least 16 people. the explosions happened outside a bank and a police station. more than 150 people were injured. the taliban is claiming responsibility for one of the bombings and warning there will be more. >>> in afghanistan this has already been the deadliest year of the war for u.s. forces an nato forces. as we mentioned a moment ago, for president obama a decision is nearing as to whether to xhilt more american troops to the war. there's been a major push to make sure wounded troops already on the battlefield are getting the critical care they need more quickly. nbc's jim maceda reports now on the medical surge in afghanistan. >> reporter: when flight medic emmett gets the call to help a wounded soldier, he faces many threats. high altitude, treacherous peaks, and taliban attacks. >> sometimes i go out and i think, is this the last time anyone is going to see me? >> reporter: but then the mission ki
Sep 20, 2009 6:30pm EDT
>>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbnightly news" with lester holt. >>> tonight federal agents are trying to unravel details a plot that targeted new york city for nor terror attack. officials think they interrupted that plot with the overnight arrest of three men accused so far oj with lying to investigators. the timing and scope of the plot are unclear, but some of the early evidence is raising alarming possibilities as to the targets. justice correspondent pete williams has more. >> reporter: late last night the fbi arrested the man thought to be at the center of the plot,a 4 24-year-old immigrant from afghanistan living in suburban denver. agents also arrested his 53-year-old father. both of accused of lying to investigators. the fbi says he drove a rented car to new york city a week and a half ago carrying a laptop computer. newly released court documents say it it contained nine pages of instructions on how to make bombs. an fbi scientist said it was produce an effective explosive charge. >> what was on his computer was nine pages of handwritte
Sep 17, 2009 6:30pm EDT
great music with a mission. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it was famously called the access of evil by president bush. iran has been the subject of worry, intrigue, mistrust and mystery. it was a surprise when the in the president said he's scrapping a controversial shield against iran's missiles. why the policy change and has anything changed about iran or u.s. policy toward them? in a moment, ann curry's interview with ahmadinejad. first, the white house decision. savannah guthrie starting us off from there. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. the plan was a pet project of president bush, one president obama never warmed up to. today, he scrapped the plans saying his strategy better adapts to a changing threat from iran. sensitive to accusations the u.s. is abandoning allies in europe, the president took pains to explain missile defense isn't disappearing, it's changing. >> to put it plainly, it will provide stronger, smarter and swifter defenses of american forces and american allies. >> reporter: the plan to build
Sep 7, 2009 7:00pm EDT
's done that and much more. ron allen, nbc news, flushing meadows, new york. >>> up next as "nightly news" continues for this holiday monday, the high price one woman has to pay just for wearing pants. >>> later, a place where the end of summer means the last fall for an american original. ring pants. >>> later, a place where the end of summer means the last fall for an american original. olay professional pro-x wrinkle protocol the look of wrinkles. that's because olay has teamed with a highly specialized group of dermatologists and created a wrinkle protocol that gives you the results of the leading wrinkle prescription brand, without a prescription. olay professional pro-x. this is a guarantee you're guaranteed to love. a day on the days that you have arthritis pain, you could end up taking 4 times the number... of pills compared to aleve. choose aleve and you could start taking fewer pills. just 2 aleve have the strength... to relieve arthris pain all day. we speak car. sure, but do we speak hybrid? yes, we do. and we can say 700 miles on a single tank and epa estimated 41 mpg city an
Sep 13, 2009 6:30pm EDT
be in there. >> reporter: in fact, this weekend, police sources tell nbc news they recovered bloody clothing from the ceiling. late today, we learned it wasn't the same clothing annie le was last seen wearing. so it's now being tested. >> we have conducted numerous interviews, and i can assure you no lead is going uncovered. >> reporter: over the welcome, yale sent this e-mail to students. this remains the most perplexing mystery, the school official wrote. we still do not know where annie is or what has happened to her. >> i think investigators in their own minds have started to rule out the possibility of the runaway bride scenario. and are moving all their resources into investigating a possible assault, kidnapping or even worse. >> reporter: very sad. before annie disappeared, she wrote this on her facebook page. "lucky i'm in love with my best friend." tonight, natalie, her best friend, her fiance is up here at yale searching for his bride. >> very sad story. jeff rossen in new haven. >>> overseas now, this has been a brutal weekend in what has become the increasingly unpopular war in a
Sep 6, 2009 6:30pm EDT
season is still ahead. lee cowan, nbc news, los angeles. >>> in northern california inspectors found what they called a significant crack in the span of the san francisco oakland bay bridge. the 73-year-old bridge was closed this weekend as part of a multi-year ren notice vags to help it better withstand earthquakes. they hope to repair the crack and re-open on tuesday. >>> now to what's calmed one of the most toxic towns in america. contaminated after years of lead and zinc mining. but despite the danger and government efforts to move people out, some were refusing to leave pitcher, oklahoma. not anymore. here's nbc janet shamlian. >> reporter: the obituary of this small american town is written in spray paint. along a dusty highway almost every home and church and business in picher, oklahoma is marked to be condemned. >> it's scary here at night. everybody is moved out and gone. >> reporter: gloria is among the few still laifing in a community poisoned by decades of lead mining where the water runs orange and soil is caving in. picher is considered one of the most contaminated spots in
Sep 27, 2009 6:30pm EDT
to contest his detention and any extradition decision in a swiss court. tom aspell, nbc news, london. >>> now to difficult foreign policy challenges for the white house in the week ahead. they concern the nuclear threat from iran which today laurnlged missiles in another act of defiance and the debate over sending more american troops to afghanistan. we're at the white house tonight with the latest. mike. >> reporter: good evening. american officials are demanding unfettered access to iranian nuclear siths and threaten to impose severe sanctions if iran won't comply. today a show of defiance from iran, test launching mid-range missiles just two days after their secret nuclear plant was exposed to the world. the launch drew little reaction from washington, where officials say sufficienter sanctions are the best way to force iran to come clean. >> the reality is there is no military option that does anything more than buy time. >> reporter: but the war in neighboring afghanistan, where insurgents are on the offensive, and the u.s.-backed government is accused of rampant corruption and vote rigg
Sep 16, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: still, the images do not fade quickly, even among friends. lisa myers, nbc news, washington. >>> we turn now to health care on the reform bill from the senate finance committee, a plan that's been in the works for more than a year now. it's supposed to reflect compromise between democrats and republicans. kelly o'donnell live on the hill with details. this landed with a decided thud today. >> reporter: good evening, brian. it was a milestone after months of build up that this senate plan would be the best lance chance for republicans and democrats to come together. instead, we saw max baucus by himself making the case that much of what's in it is what president obama said he wanted in the big address to congress last week and in the campaign style event that is followed. forget bipartisanship support for now. no gop support and some democrats aren't behind it, either. everyone would have to buy health insurance coverage, with help, if you can't afford it. if you refuse, you pay a penalty, up to $3800 for families. this is new, health insurance companies and drug companies pa
Sep 14, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. lisa myers, nbc news, washington. >>> we turn now to the continuing mystery and tragedy in new haven, connecticut, that started last week as the case of a missing student at yale medical school. a bride-to-be. now a body has been found and the search is on for a suspect there and a motive. the latest developments tonight from nbc's jeff rossin in new haven. >> reporter: a section of yale university went into lockdown today. the research lab where medical student annie le was last seen is now a crime scene. after nearly a week of searching police found her body stuffed inside a wall of the campus lab. her image was captured by a surveillance camera as she walked into the building last week. she never came out. >> a lot of physical evidence was recovered. the law enforcement agencies are going through that. >> reporter: earlier today law enforcement sources said they had a suspect, a student who failed the lie detector test and had defensive wounds. but tonight police are saying, that isn't true. no arrests have been made. >> it is extremely likely that the suspect was from yale and wa
Sep 14, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. debate over cell phone safy. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it has been a year now since the u.s. economy was on the brink of collapse. it happened at the end of the bush presidency. a lot of firms went under overnight. some were saved with taxpayer money. fixing the economy became the centerpiece of the new obama presidency. today the president came to new york, accused wall street of ignoring some of the lessons of the meltdown. of going back in some places to the old way of doing business. even though he said things are beginning to get better. tonight, we are covering the financial ripples throughout the industry. beginning with cnbcs, carl quintanilla. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. the president's first trip to wall street. he did in fact issue the scolding and pushed for some financial reforms but may be in danger of getting drowned out by that fight over health care. >> thank you. >> reporter: speaking to an industry alive ipart because of government assistance, the president told banks they owed it to the p
Sep 7, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. look what happened today. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in for brian williams. president obama today tried to get a head start on the next round of the health care reform fight before the rest of washington returns to work this week. despite plenty of vacation, this has hardly been a restful summer for the president who has not only lost ground on a critical issue but also suffered unwelcome distractions over the last few daws. but in what could be a preview of his wednesday speech before congress the president headed to the midwest today to make his case for revamping the health care system, perhaps drawing should new battle lines in the boss. chief white house correspondent and our political director chuck todd joins me now for more. chuck? >> good evening, lester. look, for politicians labor day is traditionally that time you kick off the campaign for the fall. there's no election this fall. the campaign for the president is all about health care and today in cincinnati, president obama became candidate
Sep 28, 2009 6:30pm EDT
ever are being urged to prepare, expecting it won't be business as usual. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >>> and now we turn overseas. iran flexed a bit of military muscle today with the test firing of its longest-range missiles. given their range, they would put israel and parts of europe within air striking distance. at talk that's get under way this weekend, iran is expected to be confronted about an underground facility that until last week had remained a secret. >>> we learned today just how important it is to the president to bring the 2016 olympic games to his home city of chicago. later this week, he's going to get on air force one and fly all the way to europe to push for it in person. our white house correspondent savannah guthrie broke this story today about the president's latest efforts as salesman in chief, and savannah, it's not like there isn't already a lot going on in that building behind you. >> a lot going on, but it's important to the president. he will be in copenhagen on friday to make this personal pitch. he's been saying for weeks he wasn't able to go b
Sep 28, 2009 7:00pm EDT
that grass ceiling. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television on >>> good evening. there is reason to believehis past weekend was the all-time benchmark high so far for suspected cases of swine flu. one hospital in cleveland reports a rapidly growing number of patients, another in denver has run out of h1n1 test kits. there are similar spikes in phoenix and four doctors have the flu at a hospital in northe virginia. anthe debate is already under way about the vaccine that's yet to become widely available. we have special coverage of all of it tonight, beginning with our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman, who's here with us in our new york studios. nancy, here it comes. >> brian, here it comes. the numbers are up, as you know. everyone's talking about h1n1 or swine flu, and health officials want one message to come over loud and clear, the flu vaccine is on its way. after months of preparation to manufacture 65 million doses of the vaccine meant to derail it, the second wave of the swine flu virus is upon us. >> we are clearly in the middle of a pande
Sep 25, 2009 6:30pm EDT
any flu came on so strong, so early. robert bazell, nbc news, nye nearby. >>> on wall street, stocks lost a bit more ground. the dow finishes down just over 42 points. >>> when "nightly news" continues in a moment, brian williams talked to ken burns about national treasures and making sure they stay just the way they are. >> my name is lee sa. i'm from fayetteville, north carolina. always use an excuse that you can if cigarettes don't kill me, oh well - something else will. but, you can't use that as an excuse. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. it was very interesting that you could smoke on the first week. chantix gave me that extra help that i needed to get through a tough time. (announcer) chantix is a non-nicotine pill. in studies, 44% of chantix users were quit during weeks 9 to 12 of treatment, compared to 18% on sugar pill. it is proven to reduce the urge to smoke. i did have an unopen pack of cigarettes in my purse and then i think i opened my purse and realized it was still there. and i said, "what the heck, i don't need these..." ...i
Sep 3, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, we begin according to to federal numbers just out, women are very close to outnumbering men in the american work force for the first time in american history. while that is the headline, there's a lot more to the story. issues like why it's happening, what women make compared to men and what kind of jobs they are in. while this means women are in a new roll nationally as wage earners, there is a catch, anne thompson is here to start us off. >> it's about where the jobs are. parts of the economy that have long employed mostly women. today, they make up just under 50% of the work force and could, for the first time, be the majority. in this recession, men and women are not equal. >> men have lost three out of four jobs. women are left holding the basket. >> reporter: particularly in manufacturing and construction. n jobs in those two sectors alone. women may soon make upmost of the work force, what isn't changing is they still take home less pay. >> there's more women at the top. women have see
Sep 20, 2009 5:00am EDT
. >> reporter: in oakland, nbc news. >> i like that. the internet is like sugar. we just have to figure out a way to reduce our sugar intake. just like health. >>> coming up on "america this week," how you can create your own personalized legacy surrounding the inauguration of president barack obama and if you can't start your day without that cup of joe, some new health research will give you even more reasons to l > many people across the nation and across the world have collected newspapers, photos, magazines and all sorts of momentos to remember president barack obama's historic campaign and election. and thanks to technology, now there's a way for us to write our own version of the events. scott budman walks us through it. >> change has come to america. >> reporter: like any historic ovation, there's a coffee table book to help you remember the obama campaign. but this one put together by author and photo journalist rick smoelen comes with a hefty dose of technology. >> this is how all books will be printed in the future. >> reporter: the obama time capsule doesn't just have photos tak
Sep 4, 2009 7:00pm EDT
to make his voice heard. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> in the hills above los angeles, crews are making progress containing e wildfire that took the lives of two firefighters this week. it's officially the largest fire ever to hit l.a. investigators are saying the fire was arson. because of the deaths, homicide. the man in charge called it an act of domestic terrorism. our story from lee cowan. >> reporter: amid the frenzy of an unrelenting wildfire, there was a brief pause, somber and quiet. the body of ted hall made a last pass by his command cenr while the fire that killed him and his parter raged on. it's less than 50% contained. it's still burning to the east and west, having charred more than 230 square miles above los angeles. investigators say it wasn't an accident. >> any act of arson is an act of terrorism. >> reporter: it sent shivers to those who lost homes and their properties and the firefighters families, too. >> i don't know how we are here. other than to say it wasn't our time. >> reporter: captain sharon henry was with them that day. high on a hillside when
Sep 24, 2009 4:30am EDT
handelsman, nbc news, new york. >>> in what will mark another historic first, president obama will chair meeting of the u.n. security council, the first time a u.s. president has done so. leaders of the 15-nation panel will gather later this morning where the subject wi be nuclear proliferation. the council is expected to unanimously adopt a u.s. drafted resolution that puses for further efforts towards nuclear disarmament. the as the u.n. mmit winds down, the g-20 summit picks up in pittsburgh. leaders there will turn their focus on the global economy. officials from wealthy and developing nations wl meet t discuss economic recovery. climatehange is also on the agenda. a big topicfor protesters who unfurled a giant banner ross the downwn bridge wednesday. mewhile, thousands of police officers have been mobilized, some in riot gear, with at least 15 arrestscoming yesterday. now here's a look at some other stories making news "early toda in america. in arizo, a highway traffic camera captur deadly head-on collision. take a look. in the video you see a car swerve across the road and smash
Sep 21, 2009 7:00pm EDT
to clear. ron mott, nbc news, atlanta. >>> and as we said, almost unbelievably there is more precipitation. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us near peachtree creek in atlanta. jim, i don't know how much more one region can take. and i saw the time lapse radar on the weather channel today. it looks like the system is just parked. >> it is parked, brian. up fortunately, even though we have gotten a break now, a lot of the water continues to come up here. what would normally be a very fast-moving, with traffic, if you will, north side drive is now obviously not moving. it's moving with water tonight. and can you just make out the top of care. one person trying to actually cross through this street a little earlier on. when they crossed through, it was just their taillights. now almost the ente car is submerged tonight. so some huge problems there. let's show you the radar. this was the nail on the cough aerngs brian. we had anywhere from 10 to 15 inches of rain overnight and this morning. and that caused many of these creeks, like peachtree, to come up as high as 15 feet, an
Sep 25, 2009 7:00pm EDT
from chicago, learning to make a difference. "nightly news" starts now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, i'm ann curry in for brian williams. we begin with a high drama, a showdown over nuclear ambitions. president obama and america's closest allies reveal iran has been building a secret underground plant for enriching uranium and potentially able to make bombs and put iran on notice it better come clean now and not go down the path of bombs. he's been pushing back all day demanding an apology. the nuclear plant is near the holy city of qom, 100 miles from tie tehran. we have the coverage with andrea mitchell. good evening. >> president obama, britain and france said they built a solid case iran is hiding a secret nuclearlant in violation of treaties. they are demanding immediate u.n. sanctions. tonight, the president warned iran about going down a path that could lead to confrontation. if it does not come clean, starting in geneva next week. >> i think iran is on notice. when we meet with them october 1, they are going to have to come clean and hav
Sep 28, 2009 4:30am EDT
and virtually daring the world to do something about it. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> officials in the philippines say 100 people are dead in that country's worst flood anything four decades. amid the devastation, at least 5,000 people have been rescued, most having lost everything in that storm. the latest victims apparently died in a mud slide that happened north of the capital. the survivors join the estimated 430,000 displaced in the aftermath. in what's being called a state of qaa lamb my in dozens of provinces they are freeing up emergency funds. by some estimates, 80% of manila is still underwater. >> there's a decades old legal case brewing anew this morning by roman polanski. the 76 could be extradited back to the u.s. sentencing for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl back in 1977. at the request of the u.s. government, the oscar winner was picked up in zurich where he planned to attend a film festival in his honor. several countries are pushing for clemency. saying he fled the country only after the judge in that case 31 years ago failed to honor a plea agreement
Sep 17, 2009 6:46pm EDT
. watch what happened when nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd sneezed -- sneezed during a white house briefing today and didn't follow the recommended protocol. >> bless you. >> a possible impediment. >> i mean, what is that about? geez. >> marring kwet sneezed a few minutes ago very correctly in the shareef. >> i don't know. who's got some purell? give that to mr. todd right away. a little hand sanitizer. good. we'll have elmo give chuck a special greasing. get elmo over. he knows how to sneeze. >> you may remember the muppet character featured in a public service video on how to sneeze without spreading germs. you don't go like this. you go like this. >>> jimmy carter raising eyebrows in recent days by accusing president obama's critics of racism. now the former president is diving into a very different controversy, pitting rapper kanye west against country music sweetheart taylor swift. listen to the question and carter's punch line. >> what do you think of kanye west calling out taylor swift at the vma? >> all right. >> do you agree with president obama's response to his act
Sep 17, 2009 7:00pm EDT
in prison. jeff rossen, nbc news, new haven, connecticut. >>> when our broadcast continues along the way on a thursday night, so many questions right about now about swine flu. tonight, we answer some of those you sent to us. later, remembering mary travers of peter, paul & mary and what her voice meant. is right for your body. tylenol 8 hour works with your body, with one layer that dissolves quickly... layer that lasts all day ...and no layers that irritate your stomach the way that ibuprofen can. it's tough on your body pain. not on your body. you something about osteoporosis you don't already know. it runs in families - my mother has it, and now i have it. so even though i tried to keep my bones strong, it wasn't enough. now, once-monthly boniva is helping me do more. it didn't just stop my bone loss. boniva worked with my body to stop and reverse my bone loss. and studies show, after one year on boniva, nine out of ten women stopped and reversed theirs, too. (announcer) don't take boniva if you have low blood calcium, severe kidney disease, or can't sit or stand for at least
Sep 19, 2009 7:00am EDT
next month to make chicago's pitch to get the olympics. for today, savannah guthrie, nbc news, the white house. >>> joe scarborough, host of "morning joe" joins us from washington. good morning. great to see you. >> great to see you, lester. >> one of "the new york times" writers had a great term for what the president is about to do. he called it speed dating, going from network to network. he uses his personality. it clearly works for him. he has a popularity. but how long can he continue to dip into that well on controversial issues? >> it's the law of diminishing returns. the president gave a great speech last wednesday night. i thought it was his best since january 20th on his inaugural day. but at the same time, he only got a slight bump in most polls, and then, if you look at the -- dug into the polls and looked at the health care, where he stood on the health care, he really didn't move the dial at all there. so, going on five different networks to deliver the same message seems suspect. and he certainly is in danger of overexposure. i know his base doesn't like to hea
Sep 9, 2009 6:30pm EDT
news at the supreme court. >>> to news about afghanistan. first, nbc news learned general stanley mccrystal banned the use of alcoholly all international forces in kabul. u.s. military officials are telling jim miklaszewski he has the ban because he objrqaór to the beer garden where allied military officials gathered throughout the day. he thought it created a distraction. they are prohibited from drinking alcohol anytime in the war zone. many allied forces permit drinking at the base. >>> a british soldier and translator were killed in a daring raid on a taliban hideout in northern afghanistan. the raid accomplished the objective. it freed the reporter of the new york times. stephen farrell was taken hostage. >>> high drama on the hundredway in mexico city. a lone hijacker tried to take control of a plane full of passengers, including several americans. kerry sanders has more on how it started and how it ended. >>> some passengers on board said they didn't realize there was a hijacking in progress. >> translator: we never would have guessed he was attempting to hijack the plane. we
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Sep 14, 2009 11:00pm EDT
protester i should say ran into some trouble. [booing] bill: the very liberal nbc news locked in on the far right. >> well, i'm tired of the communism that's in washington, d.c. >> we are losing our country. we think the muslims are moving. in and taking over. bill: now, with the media branding protesters as kooks and racists. what are we supposed to think? if you are not there it's not possible to know who the demonstrators are. we have to rely on polling to accurately assess how the american people view president obama. the latest rasmussen poll say 51% of americans now have favorable view of obama care while 46% oppose. that's a small improvement since the president's speech last wednesday. but, 38% strongly oppose obama care while just 28% strongly favor it and that's where the militants sets. in the committed opposition is larger than committed support. half the country isn't crazy as nbc news would have you believe. >> let's put up on that screen again the joe wilson sort of picture of him reaching out. you look at the image of the republican party, all white males with short haircuts
Sep 12, 2009 6:00pm EDT
local news. then at 8:00, 7:00 central, "law and order," all tonight on nbc. once again, a great job by the folks in the truck. our producer tommy roy, co-producer tom randolph, director doug rayburn. i'm dan hicks saying so long from cog hill. we'll see you tomorrow where you've been watching golf's best on nbc sports. >>> baseball bat against a machete, more on that story coming out. >> thousands of people took to the nation's capital to protest out of control spending. >> sunshine is in the forecast. all the details coming [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >>> the suspect in a domestic assault and up the hospital after fleeing the scene and crashing. the big story this evening, two young men taken to hospital after an early-morning assault. the victim was attacked with a baseball bat. melissa carlson has the latest. >> quite a rude awakening, the woman's ex-boyfriend came in and attacked her new boyfriend. the harford county police say it happened just after 6:00 a.m. this morning. they say the man entered the home through a third story balcony wielding a ba
Sep 1, 2009 4:00pm EDT
handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama said the h1n1 program will be voluntary, but strongly recommended. >>> which will be worse this year, seasonal or swine flu? researchers at the university of maryland predict the h1n1 virus will be the predominant strain. studies they conducted on ferrets showed the swine flu spread the easiest and fasters and the h1n1 produced worst systems than the regular flu. there is no evidence the two might combine into a mega strain. the best way to avoid getting sick, get your flu shot and h1n1 vaccine this year. >>> we want to take a moment to correct a story that aired here on news4 yesterday. during a report on the murder of a pizza shop owner in northeast washington, we showed a picture of a woman and identified her as the suspect. the woman pictured was not a suspect in this case. we apologize for the error. >> coming up, a coast guard rescue caught on tape after flames break are out on a fishing vessel. >>> a local dog rescued last week steps into the national spotlight. >> they are a family of 18. they are planning for another new additio
Sep 29, 2009 4:00pm EDT
and russia's vladimir putin threw their weight behind their country's winning bids. chris clacken, nbc news. >>> now, the other candidate cities including rio de janeiro, madrid and tokyo, chicago throwing everything they've got. i think you want the obamas on your team. >> and i understand oprah winfrey tlb there, too. >> really? add more icing. >> putting the pressure on. >>> when we continue, a mother is under fire from the state for watching the children of her friends every morning before taking them to the school bus stop. >>> plus the rules for credit and credit cards are changing. find out what you need to know to make the best of the situation. >>> and some of those tough guys in the nfl will be sporting pink on the playing field this weekend, including washington's own chris cooley. find out about his personal connection to a national cause. >>> coming up later, we go on board with an air ambulance team. >>> plus a school bus driver in trouble for the way he disciplined student passengers. where's my car? where's my car?!!!! where aryou?! arghhh... (announcer) dr. scholl's massagi
Sep 28, 2009 5:30am EDT
.r." outside. that's how some of the actors on nbc's new series "trauma" describe their new show. >> the drama debuts tonight at 9:00. >> for the cast of "trauma" sometimes takes a back seat continue to stirchght. >> i'm actually running from an explosion because i really am. >> the action-intense series spotlights the work of san francisco paramedics. >> most people when they hear a ambulance, they run from it. we run to the fire. other people run away from it. >> but they do take some dramatic license with all of that running. >> that just wouldn't happen as a paramedic. you're not allowed to run. >> where as you? >> i'm running all the type. >> "trauma" tries to keep the medicine real as well as the characters. >> they come to be hero and fall in love with the adrenaline rush. that kind of keeps you there when maybe you'd walk away from some of the horrible things about it. >> one character, nickname rabbit is a little too caught up in this that rush. >> there's something you should know about me. >> what's that? >> i can't die. >> overly confident but he's the guy that you want out if you'
Sep 26, 2009 6:00pm EDT
is showing signs it might be siding with the united states. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> still ahead, the woman accidentally implanted with the wrong embryo has given birth. another couple came forth saying theirs were also mislabeled. >>> two tigers escaped from a zoo. >> they cancelled last night's "tonight show." we'll tell you what happens. >>> coming up, the nationals match a miserable number. plus, the maryland tarps trying to bounce back agast rutgers. we'll show you >>> an ohio woman implanted with the wrong embryo has given birth to a boy. they plan to give the child to its biological parents. a fertility clinic transfer red the wrong embryo. meanwhile, another couple filed a lawsuit claiming their embryos have been lost. that clinic is since shut down their invitro operations. >>> today, hundreds of families who lost loved ones serving the kucountry had a time of remembrance. they recognizeamerica's fallen and allows them to meet others who lost loved ones in service. unlike civilian deaths, they often cannot see their deceased one for weeks. >>> cars lined up for the
Sep 16, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, the white house today responded to the words of a former president and a son of the american south who says the current president, the first african-american in the job is the target of blatant racism. jimmy carter made the charge in an interview we conducted with him yesterday. the conversation picked up speed yesterday against a severely partisan public debate. andrea mitchell starts us off from the washington news room. good evening. >> good evening, brian. it's as old as the nation. we thought it was healed after the election of the first african-american president. a former president had us examine our thoughts about race. in a season of angry protests, there are ugly sign that is some is not bailout fatigue or suspicion of big government. mixed in the antiobama crowds in recent weeks, racial slurs over the president of the united states. all of that plus an unprecedented interruption in the president's speech. >> you lie! >> reporter: jimmy carters response. >> i think an overwhelming portion o
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Sep 8, 2009 8:06pm EDT
, the "new york times" had zero words about it. and that was also true of nbc and abc news. "the washington post" had a little bit. cbs evening news had a story friday night. but i have been thinking about this, bill, and i have come up with three possibilities for why they could ignore the story for as long as they did. one of them is they just didn't think it was news now, if you don't think that a presidential advisor president says green jobs is important. he was the green jobs guy who signs a petition calling for investigation into whether george bush was involved in 9/11. i mean, that's psychotic. and if the "new york times" doesn't think that's news, then they are not journalists over there. the second possibility, i think, is more realistic. and that is that they looked at the story and they said: this is a story drummed up by crazy right wingers, you know? no names necessary. and they hate that. what they really hate are conservatives. so, if conservatives care about it, they don't care about it. the third possibility is simple. maybe they were just looking out for their guy. they
Sep 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
on distracted drivers? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. a bp a big and powerful ea hp hit thit the sout hit t touchptouched off warnings y over a human arpover a hum. an underwater event this large touches off an awful kind of waitiwaiting peter where man k powerlepowerless over the forc nature. hehere is where it hit. sour south p south of amerisou of about washington, d.c. ttthr the shop the shothe overp er a vast area of th. off george, good we >> reporter: good evening. ththey are counting the dead a injured. thethere are at least 14 dead. ththat number is expected to g much higher as >> the islands of samoa and america samoa are home to about 300,000 people. immediately the alert went out to flee to higher ground. a businessman talked of losing one of his employees. >> a night watchman in one of my stores has died. he got caught in the water. >> reporter: from washington, america samoa's representative said he had been in touch with constituents at home. >> we do have fatalities and severe damages to the main town. >> repo
Sep 22, 2009 4:30am EDT
. forecasters in the region expect at least one more day of heavy rains. jay gray, nbc news. >>> and today, president obama is making his debut with the united nations in new york city. from environmental issues to the mideast peace process, there >> first of all, i think it's important to realize that i was actually black before the election. so -- so -- >> really? >> this is true. this is true. >> how long have you been a black man? >> well, yesterday's appearance caps off the president's weekend media blitz aimed at building support for his administration's health care overall. >>> and now, here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> in florida, video from a drug bust shows some cops bringing their a-game. check this out after bursting into a house with guns drawn, the officers students are playing a video game, a bowling video game on wii. during the nine-hour search, they spent over an hour on the game system. while the sheriff called the incident embarrassing, he also said tax dollars weren't wasted since there's plenty of downtown im on those arrests.
Sep 25, 2009 4:00pm EDT
in person to the iranians, at a meeting scheduled for next week. steve handelsman, nbc news, pittsburgh. >>> good news today in the fight ainst the swine flu. there is expected to be enough h1n1 vaccine for every american, according to health experts. today health officials announced the first dose will be sent out within the next two weeks. the first wave will come in a nasal spray and is expected to work best in children. one of the risk groups encouraged to get the vaccine first. the vaccine will be distributed based on each state's population. the u.s. government ordered more than 250 million doses. since the feds pay for it, the vaccine is free. >>> it feels a whole lot more like fall today. for a look into the weekend, let's check in with veronica johnson who has our fast forecast from the storm center. >> hey, pat. clouds and cool temperatures across the area today. right around 70 degrees. don't have a whole lot of rain left. only a shower or two here and there just northf winchester, between winchester, hagerstown, a few lingering light showers left around rockville and inside
Sep 9, 2009 4:30am EDT
handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> from the halls of congress to the classrooms of the nation's public schools, tonight's address isn't the only presidential speech making waves across the nation. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: after days of controversy, president obama delivered a 16-minute pep talk to the nation's schoolchildren. aired in classrooms coast to coast. >> you cannot drop out of school and just drop into a good job. you've got to train for it and work for it and learn for it. >> reporter: his focus, personal responsibility. >> here in america you write your own destiny. you make your own future. >> reporter: the message, learn now, succeed later. >> what's your contribution going to be? what problems are you going to solve? >> reporter: conservative critics believed it would be too political and didn't want a president playing parrot. >> tell how you can help president obama. that's just not appropriate sfwlr in the end, this speech wasn't exactly propaganda. >> i hope all of you are washing your hands a lot. >> reporter: many wrestled with the decision whether t
Sep 17, 2009 4:30am EDT
to help comfort nervous european allies. >>> nbc news has confirmed fbi agents have seized potential evidence at the colorado home of a man who has suspected ties with al qaeda. wednesday's search follows a similar raid on several new york city apartments this week after the man, a 25-year-old afghan, visited the area. he was taken in for questioning in denver where he provided a dna sample and information about his recent travels. despite earlier media reports, nbc news justice correspondent pete williams reports officials are waiving off claims they discovered a large quantity of potential bomb-making materials. >>> meanwhile, reports say connecticut police expect to make an arrest later this morning in the case of murdered yale graduate student annie le. according to police, 24-year-old raymond clark was detained and questioned until 3:00 in the morning, while authorities carried out a seven of his apartment tuesday night before releasing him into his attorney's custody. a second search of clark's apartment and car was conducted late wednesday, the same day a coroner's report said
Sep 18, 2009 7:00pm EDT
" on this nbc station. >>> there is late breaking news involving a high profile terrorism investigation that's stretched from here in new york to the rocky mountains. authorities are questioning a man at the base of the investigation. they now believe they might have disrupted what could have been a dangerous terrorism cell. our justice correspondent, pete williams, in our washington news room gathering details on this story. good evening. >> reporter: for months officials had an immigrant from afghanistan under surveillance fearing he was planning some kind of attack in the u.s. tonight, officials say he's beginning to talk. the case burst into public view early this week when police and fbi agents searched four apts in new york. a man from denver drove a rented car to new york late last week, fearing he could be plotting a terrorist attack. in the rented car, agents found a laptop computer with directions for making bombs. no explosives were found. since wednesday, he's been interviewed for hours by the fbi. tonight, officials say while he denies planning to stage attacks in the u.s., he a
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